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4TH OF JULY AT MATILDA’S WITH CITY HOTEL STRING BAND
Celebrate the fourth at Matilda’s “Under the Pines” with the City Hotel String Band, a bluegrass Americana band. Bring out some food and drink and a lawn chair and enjoy the show. 8:30 p.m. July 4. 377 South Main St., Alpharetta. Please call 770-754-7831 or visit matildascottage.com.
ROSWELL RIVERSIDE SOUNDS FEATURING BIG SOMETHING BAND
Riverside Sounds is a free monthly concert in the park the first Saturday of every month, May through October. In July, we welcome Big Something Band to the stage. North Carolina’s Big Something fuses elements of pop, rock and jazz. Winner of the 2010 Homegrown Music Network Album of the year with “Stories from the middle of Nowhere,” the band’s current album, “Big Something,” has opened to critical acclaim. Saturday, July 5 at 7 p.m. 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell.
HOME BY DARK CONCERT AT CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB
This concert series features the best performing songwriters in America accompanied by the best instrumentalists on the planet. 2014 marks our 8th season of concerts. Concerts are held the first Saturday of each month, May through November at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own food and refreshments. Friday July 4 and Saturday July 5. 1140 Liberty Grove Rd., Alpharetta. Please call 770-664-1533 or visit chukkarfarmpoloclub.com.
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The Johns Creek Players proudly present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which will run July 10 through July 12 at Johns Creek High School. A romantic musical for all generations, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. $20 reserved tickets are available online only at johnscreekplayersonline.com. $17 adult tickets and $14 student/senior general admission tickets are available through any cast member. Show times vary. 5575 State Bridge Rd., Johns Creek. Please call 770-313-1646 or visit johnscreekplayers.com.
DAHLONEGA’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Join us on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day family-style in Dahlonega on the historic town square. The day is filled with fun activities, a 5k and 10k, a Patriotic Ceremony on the lawn of the Gold Museum, musicians playing bluegrass, folk and country music and much more. The Independence Day Parade through the historic square begins around 5 p.m. and ends just before the fireworks display. 1 Public Square N., Dahlonega. Please call 706-864-3711 or visit Dahlonega.org.
CUMMING FAIRGROUNDS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND STEAM ENGINE PARADE
Bring your blanket and chairs to sit out on the lawn to enjoy a live band and fireworks display at the Cumming Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 3. The events begin at 6 p.m. when vendors first open. There is no admission or parking fee. The Steam Engine Parade will begin the next day on Friday, July 4 at 10 a.m. 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming. Please call 770-781-3491 or visit cummingfair.net.
WORLD HARVEST CHURCH PRESENTS HONOR OUR HEROES CELEBRATION
Come honor those who have given their lives for freedom. Everyone is welcome. There will be a flyover presentation by two AH-1F Cobra helicopters, a BBQ picnic and music and much more. Service times are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Outside events will be held immediately after the 11 a.m. service. Sunday, July 6. 320 Hardscrabble Rd., Roswell. Please call 770-643-9223 or visit worldharvestchurch.org.
MARKET DAY AT COTTON WOOD ESTATES
Join Cotton Wood Estates for an afternoon of shopping. A wonderful assortment of crafts from a variety of vendors along with delicious chef-prepared refreshments will be available to the public. 1:30 to 5 p.m. July 10. 255 Vaugh Drive, Alpharetta. Please call 678-242-0334.